Helen Gillings was a 19 year old Hamilton resident known to frequent the area of King and Emerald Street in Hamilton. She was distinguished by her petite size and long straight dark hair. Helen Gillings worked as a local prostitute.

At approximately 5:00 pm Friday February 17, 1995 her body was found in an alley at the rear of 483 King Street East in Hamilton. This alleyway is in the area of King and Emerald Street. She was last seen alive entering this alley with a male at approximately 1:00 am Thursday February 16, 1995.

The Hamilton Police Services Board is now offering a reward of ten thousand ($10,000) dollars, to be paid in Canadian funds, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this murder. Claims will be recognized only when made in writing and final disbursement of funds will be determined by the Chief of Police.

The identity of any person supplying information shall be treated as strictly confidential. Please forward all inquiries and information regarding this case to: Hamilton Police Major Crime Unit S/Sgt Hrab 905-546-3829 or call Hamilton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)  or Submit a Tip on this website.

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